Health Care

UI internship prepares students for genetic counseling careers

As the availability of and demand for genetic testing continues to rise, more genetic counselors are needed to assist patients in interpreting their test results. The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Summer Internship Program, now in its third year, allows interns to explore various career opportunities in genetic counseling.

UI researchers stimulate human amygdala to gain key insight to SUDEP

Research marks first time amygdala is stimulated and breathing loss is reported
By using electrical stimulation to activate the amygdala, a group of University of Iowa researchers has identified areas of the human brain in which breathing is controlled and, in some cases, impaired, providing an important insight into sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
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UI Hospitals and Clinics still Iowa’s best

University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced today that U.S. News & World Report has named University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City to its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. The state’s only comprehensive academic medical center was also named Iowa’s best hospital.
Don Anderson mentors Max Otoadese through the Secondary Student Training Program.

KCRG UI summer program gives hands-on research experience to high school students

Max Otoadese is one of 39 high school students from across the state, nation, and world pursuing hands-on science at the UI this summer, thanks to the College of Education Belin-Blank Center's Secondary Student Training Program. The rigorous, five-week residential research program also provides 3 semester hours of college credit.

Cutting health care costs isn't easy

UI study looks at how to reduce hospital stays, emergency department visits for those who receive both Medicare, Medicaid
A new University of Iowa study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially preventable conditions among individuals who receive both Medicare and Medicaid.

Appointments UI's Leslie appointed to NIH Council of Councils

University of Iowa medical faculty member and entrepreneur Kim Leslie has been elected to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council on Councils, a body that directly advises the NIH director.

Gifts Education fund created to improve care, research for patients with dementia

As the Alzheimer's Association raises awareness during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, the recently created Jo Hoyt Freeman Dementia Education and Outreach Fund aims to improve care for dementia patients. The fund will support outreach projects by the Hartford/Csomay Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the UI College of Nursing.
Xela Weber, 6, of Galena, Ill., signs her name to a special purple beam set aside just for patients and families of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Another part of the 'wow experience'

'Raise the Beam' event opens the door to next phase of UI Children's Hospital construction
Patients, families, construction crews and hospital staff celebrated the "topping off" of the new University of Iowa Children's Hospital building with a month filled with events that let everyone leave their mark on the new building.
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'French fry hypothesis' busted

High salt prevents weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet
In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, UI scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound effect non-caloric dietary nutrients can have on energy balance and weight gain.

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